Crafted by Compassion Edibles, Pistachio Tainted Truffles come in regular strength (100 milligrams of THC) and super strength (225 mg of THC).
Compassion Edibles: Home Of The Tainted Truffles
Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Compassion Edibles was founded by Mickey Martin in 2000 under the name Tainted Edibles. The company strives to produce the best-tasting, most effective infused edibles to cannabis patients in California. Compassion Edibles has been a patient favorite for over a decade – the company operated under the name Tainted Edibles before changing the name in 2007.
“Compassion Edibles is best known for their signature line of Tainted Truffles.”
Prior to being raided by the FDA during the same year, the company offered a total of 52 different products in various sizes and strengths. Compassion decided to regroup in 2013 with a redesigned product line. They offer a variety of medicated cookies and snacks; their list of specialties include Baklava, Granola, Chocolate Covered Pretzels and more.
Still, Compassion Edibles is best known for their signature line of Tainted Truffles. They come in 8 different flavors, spanning from classics like Double Chocolate and Peanut Butter to more daring varieties like Bacon Chocolate and Cookie Mint.
Super Strength Pistachio Tainted Truffles
One of my favorite parts of the Tainted Truffles experience is the detailed information that Compassion provides on each individual package. The display includes a prominent warning label that reads, “CONTAINS CANNABIS”, in addition to another warning that the product contains peanut alergens.
Furthermore, I was happy to see that Compassion Edibles clearly dictates which strains of cannabis they use in each recipe. The list of ingredients for the Pistachio Tainted Truffles is as follows:
- White Chocolate (Pure Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Full Cream Milk, Lactose, Soya Lecithin, Vanilla Beans)
- Dark Chocolate (Cacao Beans, Pure Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soya Lecithin, Vanilla Beans)
- Heavy Cream
- Pistachio Compund
- Pistachio Flavor
- Potassium Sorbate
- Cannabis Butter (Primarily Sour Diesel and OG Kush)
Also provided on the Tainted Truffle labeling is a note that estimates how much dried cannabis each package contains (≈20.83 grams), born on/best by dates, and a lot number in order to allow Compassion to track each batch they produce. The company recently added bar codes to their packaging as well, and we’ll be looking to update this review with pictures that reflect this change as soon as possible.
The only other piece of information I would personally like to see on Compassion Edible’s labeling is a more detailed breakdown of the cannabinoid profile. While it clearly provides the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content (225 mg), I would love to know how much cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), etc. is contained in each package.
How Might A Box Of Super Strength Tainted Truffles Affect Me?
After reviewing two Super Strength Tainted Truffles (Raspberry and Bacon Chocolate), I knew that I was in for an effective infused edible treat. However, I had no idea what to expect as far as taste was concerned.
The Pistachio flavor is slightly different than most of the Tainted Truffles varieties. Whereas most the other flavors use dark chocolate as a base for the filling, Pistachio Tainted Truffles consist of a white chocolate-pistachio ganache that is covered in decadent dark chocolate and topped with crushed pistachios.
“The inside of the truffle was the definition epitome of rich and creamy.”
Biting into my first Pistachio Tainted Truffle, I was overwhelmed by the white chocolate taste. I’ve never been a fan of that flavor profile, so this is one edible that just isn’t for me personally. That’s not to say that it is bad by any means – the inside of the truffle was the epitome of rich and creamy. Patients who enjoy the taste of white chocolate will likely have a much better experience with the Pistachio Tainted Truffles.
I found one (1) super strength Tainted Truffle (112.5 mg THC) to be ideal when in need of serious stress and anxiety relief; it was helpful in relieving minor pain and muscle tightness in my shoulders also. Even better, I could feel the effects creeping up on me in as little as 15 minutes. These effects often lasted for about 4-5 hours, and were often followed up by a tired feeling. With that said, eating just one truffle was a great way to ward off insomnia.
Compassion Edibles is a California-based infused edible company that got its start in 2000. The company was founded in the San Francisco Bay by Mickey Martin under the name Tainted Edibles.Compassion Medicinal Edibles/Tainted Inc. offered …